Queries regarding broadband upgrade.

Æsoteric Positron

I AM GROOT (and so are you)
So, I have been planing to buy a broadband for sometime now, but I am still confused about many things in this regard.

1. Whom should I ask about the network services? The only man I know is our cable 'wala' , who had started his broadband services last year. Would the boardband services over set-top box be ok or should I look somewhere else? If yes then where should I look? What should be the optimal prices in accordance with a particular speed and no cap?

2. Most of the sellers force you to buy a router from them, but I have heard about people buying routers by themselves. Should I buy router from him(but I know the quality would be subpar, with extra charges, just cause), or should I purchase one online ( but I don't know whether he would be able to set up broadband connection in another router). If online option would be better, then do try to list out some good routers.

3. Is broadband really as good and would it be a worthwhile upgrade from the 1000rs expenses of the whole family for 4g 75gb limit of voda connection? Do keep in mind that later I would have to change my plans to at least receive calls.
 
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TheSloth

The Slowest One
I also will recommend ACT, at least Chennai and Bangalore has good service wherever I stayed. Do keep in mind in case you do not have ACT in your area that not everyone broadband service will give low latency or/and stable connection. By stable, I mean there might be a sudden dip in the connection, say you got a 20Mbps connection, the network activity might suddenly drop to 0 for 1 sec and come up normal. If you are going to game online. then you might suffer due to this network connection dip. If possible, do inquire about this from the people who already have the connection.

If online gaming will not be part of usage then I think checking the speed and FUP, and speed post the FUP should be enough
 
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I also will recommend ACT, at least Chennai and Bangalore has good service wherever I stayed. Do keep in mind in case you do not have ACT in your area that not everyone broadband service will give low latency or/and stable connection. By stable, I mean there might be a sudden dip in the connection, say you got a 20Mbps connection, the network activity might suddenly drop to 0 for 1 sec and come up normal. If you are going to game online. then you might suffer due to this network connection dip. If possible, do inquire about this from the people who already have the connection.

If online gaming will not be part of usage then I think checking the speed and FUP, and speed post the FUP should be enough
Yeah, this was the thing I was most worried about. The cable provider do gave ok speed and no bandwidth limit , but I was seriously concerned about internet stability / the speed advertised being only maximum speed. Also the cable provider worked in the same pace that government officials do ( see:
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ithehappy

Human Spambot
1. Internet connection through cable services from your cable operator is never going be comparable with proper fibre connection from the likes of airtel, ACT, Jio, BSNL etc. While they will offer unlimited usage, fast speed at comparatively lower rate, dealing with their downtime and poor seed quality isn't worth it at all unless budget is really an issue. So it's advised to no opt for these DOCSIS based connection under any circumstances.

2. No idea. I've always used my own routers, and unless the ISP offers a router themselves then you should purchase any decent quality 5 GHz router. I'm out of touch so can't suggest any.


3. Not sure what you mean but wired Broadband and mobile data are not comparable.
 
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I AM GROOT (and so are you)
1. Internet connection through cable services from your cable operator is never going be comparable with proper fibre connection from the likes of airtel, ACT, Jio, BSNL etc. While they will offer unlimited usage, fast speed at comparatively lower rate, dealing with their downtime and poor seed quality isn't worth it at all unless budget is really an issue. So it's advised to no opt for these DOCSIS based connection under any circumstances.
Ok, I'll keep that in mind , jiofiber is not available in this region AFAIK, BSNL quality is very bad from what I heard, but will do more investigation. Cable "wala" is a no-no then

2. No idea. I've always used my own routers, and unless the ISP offers a router themselves then you should purchase any decent quality 5 GHz router. I'm out of touch so can't suggest any.
Ohk, thanks I will ask my connector provider to not give me a router. But you guys then have to tell me how to configure these. Do I just have to plug in the cable and , bam the router will catch the signal (plug and play)? Or would I have to do something else?


3. Not sure what you mean but wired Broadband and mobile data are not comparable.
I meant here that if setting up a broadband + call for 2 > mobile internet plan + call for 2 mobile phone? Earlier it was a stupid question to ask, but now , after, jiorevolution and cheapest data plans in the whole world , this question may be a relevant one.
 
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whitestar_999

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Ohk, thanks I will ask my connector provider to not give me a router. But you guys then have to tell me how to configure these. Do I just have to plug in the cable and , bam the router will catch the signal (plug and play)? Or would I have to do something else?
Depends on what type of connection you get, for simplest connection type it will take 2-3 steps. For a bit complicated ones it will take 6-7 steps.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Also, before buying the router, make sure it will be compatible with the connection type you are going to get. e.g. Airtel and ACT have difference connection types and are not compatible with each other.

And that video linked by you above, please do not compare sloths with govt officials. Sloths are slow by nature, govt officials are slow by their choice :)
 
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Also, before buying the router, make sure it will be compatible with the connection type you are going to get. e.g. Airtel and ACT have difference connection types and are not compatible with each other.
Ohk, this makes me feel like I should buy the router from the company just to ensure maximum compatibility

And that video linked by you above, please do not compare sloths with govt officials. Sloths are slow by nature, govt officials are slow by their choice :)
True, that's why the slowness of sloth makes 'em cute, whereas slowness of gov. official makes 'em despicable. Though , above was meant to be a parody, the movie have loads of such parodies in it, it's a fun watch.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Ohk, this makes me feel like I should buy the router from the company just to ensure maximum compatibility


True, that's why the slowness of sloth makes 'em cute, whereas slowness of gov. official makes 'em despicable. Though , above was meant to be a parody, the movie have loads of such parodies in it, it's a fun watch.

Since I have very little knowledge on setting up networks, I faced lot of issue while doing my own setup for the Airtel broadband. So, Yes, if its telephone based line then I would recommend to let the ISP people do the setup. If its ACT then they are giving TP-Link AC1200 for their 1000/- INR plans. It works decent on 2.4GHz channel and gives good coverage in a house of 2rooms in 700 sq.ft. This should give you a basic idea of what to expect from the modem+router your Fibernet ISP is giving by comparing it AC1200 and house related info.

I have seen the movie, it is good :)
 
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Since I have very little knowledge on setting up networks, I faced lot of issue while doing my own setup for the Airtel broadband. So, Yes, if its telephone based line then I would recommend to let the ISP people do the setup. If its ACT then they are giving TP-Link AC1200 for their 1000/- INR plans. It works decent on 2.4GHz channel and gives good coverage in a house of 2rooms in 700 sq.ft. This should give you a basic idea of what to expect from the modem+router your Fibernet ISP is giving by comparing it AC1200 and house related info.
Thanks for the info! This will certainly help me in my adventure in buying a broadband connection.

Sloths are slow by nature, govt officials are slow by their choice
Wew, its funny how I never saw ur username before :)

I have seen the movie, it is good :)
If you have then, this will certainly help -:
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
I live in uttarakhand, haldwani.

Search for some local ones and inquire about their plans. If possible, ask the users of those broadband services and take a review. As from what I see, Local ones are best and cheapest. If you have complaint, Just call them and they should fix, As in my case, My ISP is Just 2KM. From my house so in case any issue arises, I directly contact them.
 
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Hey! So, I made some progress and I talked to a broadband service provider.
Here are the detail, please try to reply as soon as you can -:
1. company - airconnect
2. Speed 50mbps
3. limit 500gb/month (this is the thing I am most worried about)
4. Price - 600rs per month.

Any suggestions? Should I buy it? Any more info I should ask him?
 
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But seriously, when making a title, make it search friendly such that anyone searching the thread can find it. Also, make sure the thread title summarized the first post.

If you need any title changed, contact the mods.
Oh, lol this comment went straight out of my vision.
Yeah, I will try better next time, but I made it thus, cause I was tired to see the same title again and again so I changed it up a little bit just for fun.

Yeah, I'll contact the mods when I face any other problem but here, I can change it myself.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Hey! So, I made some progress and I talked to a broadband service provider.
Here are the detail, please try to reply as soon as you can -:
1. company - airconnect
2. Speed 50mbps
3. limit 500gb/month (this is the thing I am most worried about)
4. Price - 600rs per month.

Any suggestions? Should I buy it?


Seems overpriced. Instead get JIO Fiber. Add 99rs. (Taxes make it to rs. 824) and get 100MBPS of speed and 3.3TB Data cap(Enough to fill laptop twice). And free voice. First try it free for 30 days. In your case, local is expensive. Also, spending 224 rs. here feels more vfm.

Check for Netplus availability as it serves some part of Uttarakhand. They have got amazing service.
 
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